Friday, December 14, 2018

7th:

What? Work on Adaptation Projects.

Why? Learn how different animals have better adapted in order to survive and reproduce. Also to learn how to research answers to questions we don’t understand.

 

8th:

What? Finish Mystery Liquids Observation Form Lab. Begin Chemical and Physical Properties Review Questions

Why? Be able to identify which properties are physical or chemical. Be able to identify certain substances based on their properties.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

7th:

What? Finish adaptation notes. Begin Adaptation Projects. Choose an animal from me, and with your group each of the bullet points under number 3 on the instructions need to be on your poster.

Why? Learn how different animals have adapted over the course of time.

 

8th:

What? Finish Physical and Chemical Properties notes. Begin Mystery Liquids Observation Form Lab.

Why? Understand how different substances can be classified and identified based on physical and chemical properties.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

7th:

What? Adaptation notes.

Why? Understand how animals change over time.

 

8th:

What? Discuss Water and Alcohol Phenomenon answer and begin Physical and Chemical Properties notes.

Why? Understand what physical and chemical properties are and how those properties help us in our lives.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

7th:

What? Begin Adaptation notes. Went down to support the wax museum for the last part of class.

Why? Understand how adaptations have to be inherited traits.

 

8th:

What? Water and Alcohol Phenomenon experiment.

Why? Understand how molecules are different sizes and that 50+50 doesn’t always equal 100. 😉

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Monday, December 10, 2018

7th:

What? Quizlet live: Heredity and Reproduction. Canvas quiz: Heredity and Reproduction.

Why? Assess understanding on heredity and reproduction units.

 

8th:

What? Correct Meet the Elements Worksheet. Quizlet live: Atoms, molecules, and elements. Canvas quiz: Atoms, Molecules, and Elements.

Why? Assess understanding on atoms, molecules, and elements.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

7th:

What? Finish Kessler Science Topics. Correct them and notebook check (Sexual Dimorphism chart, Male Behaviors chart, Parents and Offspring chart, Kessler Science Topics). Quizlet Live “Heredity” and “Reproduction” to prepare for quiz on Monday.

 

8th:

What? Correct Bill Nye: Atoms. Notebook check (Ballon and Tape Phenom, How do we know what atoms look like notes, Atoms questions, Ms Rose Atoms and Elements questions, Periodic Table Patterns notes, Bill Nye: Atoms). Watch Meet the Elements on youtube. Answer the following questions in your notebook: Meet the Elements Worksheet. After you have answered the questions, complete the bottom of the worksheet. Research 4 elements on the periodic table and find 3 common daily uses of them.

Why? Understand what different elements on the periodic table and what they are used for in our every day lives.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

7th:

What? Finish Parent and Offspring Cards. Complete the “Reproduction” set on quizlet. Both the LEARN and FLASHCARDS sections are worth points. After those 2 things are completed, click on Kessler Science Topics and read through each of the articles and only answer the 6 questions about each article. You DO NOT have to complete the Mini-Projects.

Why? Understand why animals do what they do to help their offspring survive.

 

8th:

What? Bill Nye: Atoms. Answer the questions as you watch the video. To find the video, type Bill Nye: Atoms on google and click the 3rd link down that says schooltube. After you are finished with that, finish the quizlet “Atoms, Elements, and Molecules”. You have to complete the LEARN and FLASHCARDS to earn full credit.

Why? Understand the difference between atoms and molecules. Also, begin understanding how to read and understand the periodic table.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

7th:

What? Parent and Offspring Cards. Complete the following table in your notebook: Student Chart for parent and offspring cards. Begin completing quizlet “Reproduction” sections.

Why? Understand how parental behavior helps the offspring better survive and reproduce.

 

8th:

What? Correct Ms. Rose & Atoms and Elements questions. Complete Periodic Table Patterns notes (write everything in yellow). Begin quizlet “Atoms, Elements, and Molecules” sections.

Why? Understand the differences between atoms and molecules and understand how the periodic table is set up.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7th:

What? Mating Behaviors of certain animals. Watch the videos on the document: Day 7 and create a 3 columned table in your notebooks. On the far left side, put ‘animals’; middle column put ‘behaviors’; far right side put ‘one chosen’. As you watch the videos fill out your table.

Why? Understand why males use certain behaviors to attract a female and how those behaviors are inherited behavioral traits.

 

8th:

What? Finish answering questions: Ms. Rose & Atoms and Elements which should be answered from doing the game on legends of learning. We then did an alien card sort activity dealing with the periodic table. For this activity you will need to come in during TT in order to use the sort cards.

Why? Understand the similarities with the periodic table and how the periodic table has patterns.

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Monday, December 2, 2018

7th:

What? Sexual Dimorphism Instructions then look at Sexual Dimorphism Slide Show Pictures and fill out your chart. Begin watching videos on the bottom of the Sexual Dimorphism Lesson Plan and fill out the 3 columns listed in the instructions.

Why? Understand why males and females for most species look different and the different characteristics they have to be successful at reproducing.

 

8th:

What? Begin by answering these questions: Atoms Models Questions about the activity we did on Friday. Discuss difference between atoms and molecules. Go to Legends of Learning Link, click play at school, type in code BALLI33775 to play the game, then create an account. Complete all 6 stations and then answer the following questions for credit in your notebook: Ms. Rose & Atoms and Elements.

Why? Investigate the difference between atoms and molecules and begin understanding how to read the periodic table.

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